Task Pick-and-Eat Salad-Crop Productivity, Nutritional Value, and Acceptability to Supplement the ISS Food System
Last Published:  07/31/19 10:05:33 AM (Central)
Short Title: Veggie Study (Veg04/05)
Responsible HRP Element: Human Health Countermeasures
Collaborating Org(s):
NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC)
Other:
Funding Status: Active - Currently funded and in progress
Procurement Mechanism(s):
Solicited
Aims:
  1. Evaluate the effects of four light treatments and two different fertilizer compositions on the yield, morphology, organoleptic acceptability, and nutritional attributes of leafy greens during flight-definition and flight testing.
  2. Perform cultivar selection and evaluate the effects of four different red: blue light treatments and two different fertilizer compositions on the yield, morphology, organoleptic acceptability, and nutritional attributes of dwarf tomato during ground and flight tests.
  3. Perform hazard analysis, develop plans for minimizing microbial hazards, and screen flight-grown produce for potential pathogens.
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